Creative Moments Challenge – sketch

2022 has seen some changes at the Creative monets challenge. The first one is that we are mpving to a monthly challenge, and the second will see the return of the themed challenge. Our first theme of 2022 is a sketch challenge. Please look at teh Creative Moments challenge blog for some great and varied interpretations of the sketch and of course to enter your own card!

Thank you to

for sponsoring this months challenge. I have used a free digi called Tulip Wreath and there is a fantastic variety of digistamps on the Beccy’s Place site. The digi is coloured with Promarkers and the backing papers were from ViviGade.

Challenges I am entering:

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This delightful digistamp from

https://www.thepapershelter.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=1&products_id=799

is designed for St. Valentines day but I was making Christmas cards and the pattern on her dress put me in mind of a row of Christmas trees. I snipped out the valentine’s heart and mounted with Christmas trim upcycled from one of last year’s cards. Don’t you just love it when digistamps are super versitile? Have a look at the Creative Moments challenge blog for more inspiration with this digi.

Challenges:

Christmas with the Cuties – Meet Me Under The MistletoeColouring in Scrapland -ChristmasCrafting Happiness Challenges —  Anything GoesStamps & Fun = Creativity – Colours of Christmas UnstampaBelles – The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year + : Keep It Simple613 Avenue Create -: Any Holiday, ChristmasAAA Cards – ChristmasDare 2B Artzy Challenges – Clean & Simple Dragonfly Dreams – Anything GoesLil Patch of Crafty Friends – Anything GoesA Bit More Time to Craft – Anything GoesChristmas 24 – Add some RibbonChristmas Crafts All Year Round – Something starting with X: XMAS

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This delightful image is from As Cute As a Button, She is coloured with Promarkers and assembled with various bits from my Christmas stash box.

Challenges:

My Time To Craft Christmas CHRISTMAS TREATS  Polkadoodles– ANYTHING GOES – I love Promarkers  – Anything GoesBastel-Traum – ChristmasCreateful Heart Digis & Design Challenges Anything GoesCreative Craft Cottage Digi Creations Christmas / WinterGirlz Creative Crafts – Ribbon

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This lovely image is from:

It comes with backing papers but I chose to use some autumnal bits from my stsh to back the image. The image was coloured with Promarkers and then Spectrum Noir pencils to enhance in places – especially the black dog, which is a job to colour! I might add a sentiment when I have decided who will receive this card.

Challenges:

Double D Challenges – Leaves •Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday  -Flora/Fauna •House That Stamps Built – Outdoor fun •I love Promarkers  – Square  •Little Red Wagon – Use a Digi •The Three Muses  –  Masculine •WaterCooler Wednesday – Masculine  •Word Art Wednesdays   – Anything Goes  •A Place To Start  – PATTERNED PAPER,Colouring in Scrapland ANYTHING GOESCrafting Happiness Challenges –ANYTHING GOES Make My MondayAUTUMN/FALL CARD  •Pammie’s Inky Pinkies Challenges – ANYTHING GOES

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Happy 18th Birthday!

Our second son was 18 yesterday. I made this card using a Mo Manning digi image and papers from the Very Fine Chap line from DoCrafts( I have had them for years!) I printed a greeting but the happy 18th came from a pack of cake toppers.

Vanilla cupcakes
White Chocolate and orange cake

Anyway we all had a great time. Especially him!

CHallenges:

Di’s Digis Designs – 2 or More Patterned PapersMo’s Digital Pencil Challenge Blog – Use Mo’s Retiring ImagesDare 2B Artzy Challenges – Babies/Kids/Teens Dragonfly Dreams – Happy BirthdayColour Crazy Challenge –  ANYTHING COLORING GOESCrafty Catz – MASCULINE BIRTHDAY

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A card made today for a dear friend. There times when we need the simplest and most elegant of images and this one is available from here.

I have used die cuts from a variety of brands to embellish the simple image and a couple of pearls to finish it off.

Challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge – Anything GoesCrafter’s Castle – Anything Goes Crafty Calendar – Anything GoesDi’s Digis Designs – Pearls, Die CutsA Bit More Time to Craft – Always Anything GoesA Perfect Time To Craft –Always Anything GoesArty DivasAnything GoesCreateful Heart Digis & Design Challenges – Anything GoesCreative Craft Cottage Challenges– No Patterned Paper

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Happy Birthday Mum

Today is my Mother-in-law’s birthday so I made this card using a Hunkydory free gift! I know free – look how lovely it is! I added the gems from my stash and the sentiment is upcycled from a card I received on my birthday – such a great match.

We are self isolating so can’t see her today but wishing her a very happy birthday.

Challenges:

Lemon Shortbread – Anything Goes (Week 1)Lil Patch of Crafty Friends -Anything GoesAllsorts –  Feminine / For a LadySisterhood of the Snarky Stampers – C is for ColorfulA Bit More Time to Craft – Anything GoesA Perfect Time To Craft -Anything GoesCrafter’s Cafe – Layer it UpCrafts Galore Encore – Anything GoesCrafty Animals – Always Anything GoesCrafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper – Anything Goes

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Personal card

This card is for a very dear friend. She her husband and her son love to walk their cocker spaniel across the fields in all weather. I used stamp set from Hunkydory called A Boot-iful Day . The tennis ball came from a freeset that came with a magazine and represents not only the dog, but the fact they met at a Tennis camp. I stamped onto water colour card and used water colours to complete.

She loved this card and has put it in a frame.

Challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge  –WILD WITH WASHIUse Your Stuff – SUMMER FUNSisterhood of the Snarky Stampers C is for ColorfulA Bit More Time to Craft Anything GoesMore Than Words – watercolours •A Perfect Time To Craft –Anything GoesCrafter’s Cafe – Layer it UpCrafts Galore Encore – Anything GoesCrafty Animals – Always Anything GoesCrafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper – Anything Goes613 Avenue Create – Watercolour

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I have recently spent a relaxing afternoon playing with Brusho Powders – using different pigments I created a series of backgrounds for my cards. This one is perfect for this quirky owl digi from:

Do look at Creative Moments for more DT inspiration and to enter the challenge.

Challenges:

Krafty Chicks – All OccasionsSeize The Birthday – Birthday 2 Crafty Critter Crazies -CritterBlank Page Muse – Anything GoesCreative Craft Cottage Digi Creations – Anything GoesCreative Crafting Uncles – RustDaisy Chain Challenges – Cute AnimalsWorld Wide Open Design Team Challenge – Anything Goes 

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Card for my sister

I have made a series of cards for my sister’s birthday tis week and you will see various ones over the coming week. Today’s is made using Hunkydory, from one of their Matt-tastic lines. I have double folded one of the backing cards and used one of the toppers. The age and sentiment are from Hobbycraft and the ribbon is re-purposed from an old gift bag.

Challenges:

Crafter’s Castle – Anything Goes Crafty CalendarAnything GoesCreative Creases – FUN FOLD Seize The Birthday Birthday A Bit More Time to Craft Anything GoesA Perfect Time To Craft – Anything Goes

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